Newsletter 1-23-17

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have two benchmark tests this week, one in social studies and one in science. For the first 2 marking periods I have been able to read all their tests except reading to them. Starting Feb. 3, I will no longer be able to do that. I sent home the link and directions to get to the social studies and science books online. It would be helpful if your child read from them every night to get used to the vocabulary. In social studies we will be on chapter 7 starting on pg. 71. In science we are finishing up ch.7 which starts on pg. 85.

Important things to know about homework are:
• Please write the title of the book your student read to you that day in his/her agenda.
• Please make sure your child reads TO you every night. They can check out books on Wednesday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for that week so please check that they are doing one menu item nightly and returning the assignment to school every day.
• I will send home a reading passage that your child needs to read to you nightly. There is 1 question to answer per day. Please sign and return these to me on Friday.
• On the weeks that your child has word sorts in the zipper pouch in the front of the binder, please make sure they practice nightly.

We will work on the following skills in Reading this nine weeks:
• Use consonants, consonant blends, and consonant digraphs to decode words.
• Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns to decode and spell words.
• Use information in the story to read words.
• Use knowledge of sentence structure.
• Use knowledge of story structure and sequence.
• Reread and self-correct
• Use vocabulary from other content areas.
• Ask and answer questions about what is read in fiction and nonfiction.
• Locate information to answer questions.
• Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
• Identify main idea in fiction and nonfiction.
• Summarize stories and events with beginning middle, and end in the correct sequence.
• Draw conclusions based on text.
• Table of Contents
• Text features
• Abbreviations

In Science this week, we will continue our unit on weather and seasonal changes and review for benchmark on Friday.
This week in Math we will begin learning about geometric shapes.
In Social Studies we will begin learning about changes over time.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Cynthiamartie@spsk12.net

 

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Plant Cell Projects

I must say that I am extremely impressed with the quality of work that went into your projects!  There will be photos forthcoming of fantastic, phenomenally fun, fabulous projects. 

Which type of figurative language is the previous sentence?

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Winner of the most creative plant cell!

Winner of the most creative plant cell!

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Week 20

Your second nine weeks’ reading benchmark, is tomorrow, Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th.  We will also have the Writing benchmark (10 questions) on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  Please be sure to come to school rested (of course, you should always come to school rested!).

Your science benchmark has been moved to next Monday, January 30, 2017.  It will be very important to complete your science homework and turn it in on Friday, January 27, 2017, so that we can review it together and you will have it as a study tool for the benchmark.

We will only have math on Friday, January 27, 2017.  We will work on division with no more than two digits in the divisors, and no more than four digits in the dividend.

We will spend the rest of the week on reading (reviewing cause and effect and plot development), editing and then presenting the Writing PBAs, and completing the social studies Road to the Revolution Google slides’ presentations.  Remember, no pictures until all of your verbiage (writing) content has been reviewed.

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Tuesday, January 31st

1. End of the 1st Semester.

2. Late/Missing Work is Due this Date.

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Geometry Semester Exam Schedule

Thursday, January 26, 2017: Full day

Block 1 Exam (8:25 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.) “Geometry”

Friday, January 27, 2017: Early Dismissal

Block 2 Exam (8:25 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.) “Geometry”

Block 4 Exam (10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.) “Geometry”

Monday, January 30, 2017: Early Dismissal

Block 3 Exam (8:25 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.) “Geometry”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017: Early Dismissal

Block 6 Exam (8:25 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.) “Geometry”

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Geometry Videos for the Week of January 23rd thru 31st

No Videos for January 23rd thru 26th due to Reviewing for Final Exams

No Videos for January 26th thru 31st due to Final Exams

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Geometry Work for 1/25 and 1/26

1. Problem of the Day

2. Review for Semester Exams — Stations DI Review Game

3. Study for Semester Exams

4. Late/Missing Work Due Tuesday, January 31st [End of 1st Semester]

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Geometry Work for 1/23 and 1/24

1. Problem of the Day

2. Review for Semester Exams — Horse Race Review Game

3. Study for Semester Exams

4. Late/Missing Work Due Tuesday, January 31st [End of 1st Semester]

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January 23rd – January 27th

Tuesday 1/24

Classwork:

Homework:

Thursday 1/26

Block 1: Midterm Exa

Blocks 3/5: Review for Midterm Exam

Homework:

  • Study for midterm exam: Monday 1/30
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January 23rd – January 27th

Monday 1/23

Classwork:

  • Review for Midterm Biological Review

Homework:

  • Study for Midterm

Wednesday 1/25

Classwork:

  • Review for Midterm Cognitive Review

Homework:

  • Study for midterm on Friday 1/27

Friday 1/27

MIDTERM EXAM

One 8-mark on Biological or Cognitive Analysis

One 22-mark on Biological or Cognitive Analysis

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January 23rd – January 27th

Monday 1/23

Classwork:

  • Interview Test – one 10 mark
  • Review of midterm format

Homework:

  • Study for midterm

Wednesday 1/25

Classwork:

  • Midterm Review
  • Come with questions/concerns!

Homework:

  • Study for midterm
  • Midterm exam: Friday 1/27

Friday 1/27

MIDTERM EXAM

One 8-mark covering the levels of analysis (Bio, Social, Cognitive)

One 22-mark covering abnormal and human relationships

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Homework & Information Fri 1/20

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on remind.com. Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

1st block – Remind code: @stoneblk1  Mid-Term Exam on Thurs 1/26.

3rd block – Remind code: @stoneblk3  Mid-Term Exam on Mon 1/30.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Mid-Term Exam on Tues 1/31.

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IMPORTANT – Schedule Changes

  • The days missed in January due to snow have caused a number of changes in the schedule:
    • The first semester has extended two days and will end February 1 instead of January 30.
    • January 25 and 26 will change from half-days to full days and January 31 and February 1 will change from full days to half-days.
    • John F. Kennedy Middle School ONLY will have full days on January 27 and January 30 (due to school power failure on October 11).
  • Middle School Exams are on the following days:
    • January 27 (full day for JFKMS only)
    • January 30 (full day for JFKMS only)
    • January 31 (half-day for all middle and high schools)
    • February 1 (half-day for all middle and high schools)
  • Make-up days are set for the following days:
    • February 13 (originally Parent-Teacher Conference Day)
    • February 20 (originally President’s Day Holiday)
    • March 15 (originally half-day Staff Development Day, now a full instructional day)MPj04387210000[1]
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1/23/17

Hello,

Muffins with Moms will be January 31st, from 8-9 am. You and your child may come out and enjoy muffins and juice together.  If mom is not available another female may attend.

A list of sight word games have been attached to the homework menu this week. Please try some of them to help your child learn his/her sight words.

The end of the 2nd nine weeks is approaching. We will review and complete all skills and assessments for this grading period. Please review skills taught.

Don’t forget to complete activities on Reading Eggs.

Thank you,

C, Boone

 

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Letter Zz Week!

zooThis week we will continue our theme “Animals Everywhere”. Letter Zz is our new letter this week – please practice identifying the letter Zz on signs, magazines, etc. and review the sound Zz makes.  We will discuss zoo animals, as well as baby animals and living vs. non-living things.

Please continue to review all letters learned so far (S,T,P,O X, Y,U,W,F,A). We are getting there! Please continue working on identifying numbers and counting, as well as name-writing (if your child can write his/her first name, move on to last name.)

Reading Skills

We will continue to work on the sight words “I” and “like” by making sentences “I like ____.” We will practice writing the words and identifying them.

Home Activities

Zz Collage – write Zz at the top of a large piece of paper. Help your child find Zz and pictures of objects whose names begin with Zz in magazines or catalogs. Glue them onto the paper. You can also draw your own pictures of Zz objects. If you do a collage, please send it in to share with the class.

Animal Homes – your child will listen to a story titled “Who’s in Rabbit’s House?” Ask him/her to tell you who was in Rabbit’s house. Read other books about animals with you child. Point out and discuss the different places where the animals live. If you have a good animal book at home, please send it in so I can read it to the class. I’m always looking for good books to share!

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Tickets are On Sale Now!! for the 3rd Annual Suffolk Education Foundation (SEF) Gala

  • Here’s your opportunity to support the music and art programs in Suffolk Public Schools by attending the Suffolk Education   Foundation’s third annual Gala in Celebration of the Arts in Suffolk Public Schools! 

  • Buy your Gala tickets now for a dinner and a fabulous night of entertainment by our students.

  • The third annual Celebration of the Arts will welcome you on Friday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront (100 East Constance Road.)  Proceeds will directly benefit the fine arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools.

  • The evening will feature live entertainment performed by Suffolk Public Schools’ middle school and high school student musicians and singers.  The 1960’s theme continues beyond music to showcase the visual arts with a display of 50 original works created by student artists and art teachers from all Suffolk Public Schools’ secondary and elementary schools.

  • Tickets are $35 a person. Proceeds benefit the music and arts programs in Suffolk Public Schools.

  • A table for 10 is $300

 Two ways to buy tickets.

Event Sponsorships are still available.  Click here for more information.

For tickets:  

  1. Contact suffolkgala@gmail.com

  2. Call SEF president Jennifer Schmack at (757) 272-8718.

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STUDY GUIDE for 2nd Nine Weeks BENCHMARK

2nd Nine Weeks Review Study Guide

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HW & Reminders

HW 1/23-1/27: Workbook pages 202-212.

REMEMBER: bring your devices on Monday & Tuesday

BENCHMARK on Wednesday & Thursday (which are full days).

Early release days are 1/27/17-2/1/17

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Friday, January 20

Block 1 – Complete Textbook page 355 #4-12 (INB 88)

Block 2 – Complete INB pages 55  and 56

Block 3 – 

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